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Become a Teacher of English as an International Language in Just Two Semesters

The TESOL graduate certificate program prepares you to teach English abroad. You'll take a set of core courses that situate teaching English as a social, cultural, historical, and political endeavor in a variety of educational institutions outside the United States.

You'll also work with specific materials (teaching videos, media clips, etc.) describing the cultural and educational backgrounds of the target countries to help you understand how English is learned and used.

The TESOL graduate certificate program was created for persons who have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university and are interested in teaching English abroad. Students who complete the program and wish to pursue a master's in TESOL can apply credits earned through the certificate program toward completion of the master's program if they enter the master's program within two years of finishing the certificate program.

Imagine Your Future

The TESOL graduate certificate program prepares you to teach English abroad. Upon completion of the program, students will be provided information about finding teaching positions abroad. Students who complete the program and desire to pursue a master’s in TESOL will be able apply credits earned through the TESOL graduate certificate program toward the completion of the MATESOL program if students enter the MATESOL program within two years of finishing the TESOL graduate certificate program.

Classes and Requirements

All students will be required to successfully complete 18 credits, of which 12 will be required. Students will need to choose two (3-credit) electives in order to complete the TESOL graduate certificate program.

Full Academic Catalog Listing

The course catalog is the official reference for all our degree and course offerings. Check it out for a full listing of the classes available and requirements for this degree.

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